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Poetry & Dance: “Word Outleaps the World”: Readings and Dance

Thursday, December 13th, 6:00 PM

Fullerton Hall
Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Free with museum admission

Who rise from flesh to spirit know the fall:
The word outleaps the world, and light is all.

                        —Theodore Roethke

In a salute to the Art Institute of Chicago’s new galleries of ancient art, well-known local actors read passages from such authors as Homer, Plotinus, Sophocles, Seneca, and Virgil, while Hubbard Street dancers interpret images and ideas to 
measure the impact of this great literature in
 our own time.

Doors open 30 minutes before program start time; program will last approximately one hour.

Co-sponsored with Hubbard Street Dance and the Art Institute of Chicago

Other Information

  • Browse Poems

  • Detail, photograph by Jun Fujita, circa 1930s, courtesy of the Graham and Pamela Lee private collection.
    Current Exhibition
    Jan 12, 2017 – Apr 21, 2017

    This exhibition presents photographs and ephemera from the poet Jun Fujita (1888-1963). Fujita is an English-language tanka poet who published regularly in Poetry during the 1920s. The first Japanese-American photojournalist, he is responsible for the most famous photos of the Eastland disaster, the Chicago race riots of 1919, and the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, among others. This show will explore his lesser-known landscapes.